Somewhere between Nik stopping by with a trapped cat, which turned out to be a huge mistake, and I will get to that in another post, and what I thought might have been a fallen coconut that just missed my head, Moonpie decided to make a long overdue appearance at the park.
I was on my way out, up by the parking lot, stopping to give Strike a special meal because I am trying to beef her up:
|Beefing up Strike with some kitten food|
It was then as I was bent over under the tree that I heard a relatively loud thud as far as things falling from trees go. I mean it didn't sound like a leaf, or a stick. It sounded more like a large fruit, like a guava or a coconut, but I am pretty sure we do not have coconut trees here, and I am not sure about guavas, but I know at least we have neither at the park. But I decided to finish what I was doing which was to help Strike eat, and then I would turn around to figure out what it was. When I finally looked over, just below my feet lay a baby bird who wasn't even considering trying to fly yet. What unfortunate luck for that baby bird that he fell right next to the cat's dish. So I grabbed him and hustled over to a whole in the brush where I placed him, lest he become dessert.
|The tree the bird fell from|
It was just as I got back to Strike and her dish that I heard cat screams, loud ongoing desperate cat screams. I got up and ran toward them to find Moonpie had Blabby trapped in the hedge and was terrorizing him. I gave Moonpie a very hard stare and he turned and left. Blabby remained in the hedge long enough for me to go get my camera and come back to get a picture of him:
|Blabby staying undercover|
I then went looking for Moonpie but I couldn't find him. So I went again looking for Blabby and found he had left the hedges. I went searching and I don't know what caused my eyes to look up but if they hadn't I would have missed him:
|Blabby was atop the gazebo|
|Clever boy - this is when it pays to be the little guy|
"What a clever boy," I thought. "Good boy," I told him.
Today we had a lot of cats down at the table at the lower park, so I guess that is why Greyboy, Blabby, and Gunther never came down. But as I was on my way up to the car I found this:
|Blabby and Greyboy atop the gazebo|